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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Weekend Forecasts!

Forecast From Sunday Night:
 


Forecast From Saturday Night:
 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Forecast From FOX61 Midday Monday

Gotta love this freeze frame....
 

Monday, November 9, 2009

October Weather Summary/Stats

For my fellow weather geeks: Here are the monthly statistics for last month. Better late than never! In summary, there were no major extremes in temperature or precipitation.

Warmest Temperature: 77 on 10/22
Coolest Temperature: 29 on 10/20

Avg. Maximum Temperature: 59.9, 3.2 degrees BELOW normal

Avg. Minimum Temperature: 41.0, 0.4 degrees ABOVE normal

Avg. Temperature: 50.4, 1.5 BELOW normal

Precipitation: 4.86”, 0.92” ABOVE normal

Number of Days with Fair skies: 1
Number of Days with partly cloudy skies: 17
Number of Days cloudy: 13

Number of Days with a T-Storm: 1
Number of Days with Heavy Rain: 3
Number of Days with Rain: 8
Number of Days with Light Rain: 15
Number of Days with fog: 14
Number of Days with Haze: 2
Highest wind gust: 46 mph

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Forecasts From This Weekend

For your viewing pleasure...

Sunday Night's Forecast:
 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pics of the New Studio!

Here are some EXCLUSIVE (makes it seem more exciting) pictures of the new newsroom at the Harford Courant. It's supposedly the largest newsroom in New England (combining Courant employees with FOX61). It has come a long way! Our new launch date is Decmeber 12th! The first HD show will be on the weekend which means I'll be there for the party/first show.

This is a diagonal view of the studio from the newsroom. You can see the green screen/chroma key which is where I will be spending 90% of my time. Next to the green screen will be a weather center. It's a pretty small space, but we'll make the best of it. The floors and ceilings are black and the HD cameras are robotic which means fewer people on the floor during a newscast.


This is a view of the newsroom! A new carpet was installed. This is what you'll see behind the set. A busy, working newsroom...although its not so busy right now.


This is a random shot of the audio board. All audio comes through this area. You can see the fancy new tvs at the top which are technologically lightyears ahead of the ones we have in place now!


I'll be taking more pictures in the weeks to come. Apparently the set is almost finished. A company in Florida is making it and shipping it up to us next week!

For more pics, please visit my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RachelWeather